Duty of Care Training
In order to provide care to others, there are few responsibilities and legal obligations which carers must adhere to. Our duty of care training is suitable for anyone in the care or education industry. Above all, it covers the responsibility and the legal obligations to avoid acts which is likely to cause harm towards others.
Understanding your responsibilities when you are in a position of care is vital; it is important to realize that you have a duty to your employer and to the patient to look after their best interests.
This course will detail the your exact requirements, and in addition, outlines the help that is available should you have any questions or complaints.
When providing care to someone you should always:
- Always act in the best interest of individuals and others.
- Not act or fail to act in a way that results in harm.
- To act within your competence and not take on anything you do not believe you can safely do.
Learning Outcomes of duty of care online course:
- Understand how duty of care contributes to safe practice
- Understand the support available for addressing dilemmas that may arise about duty of care
- Dealing with Comments and Complaints
- Deal with incidents, errors and near misses
- Deal with confrontation and difficult situations
Duration of duty of care test
Who should obtain this duty of care certificate?
This duty of care training is aimed towards care workers as well as those responsible to look after others. By all means, care workers owe a duty of care to the people they support, their colleagues, employers and the public. They even have a duty of care to themselves. Everyone has a duty of care. It is not something that you can opt out of.
When acting in a person’s best interests you must do so with their consent, unless you have evidence that the person lacks capacity to make that particular decision at the time it needs to be made. If your role is the care of an individual in their own home, the duty of care still applies.
Your duty of care means that you must aim to provide to the best of your ability, high quality care. If there should be any reason why you are unable to do so, it is part of your duty of care to make this known.
It is vital that carers are trustworthy and do what a reasonable person with their training and background would be expected to do in accordance with their code of practice applying suitable skills when carrying out their role.